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Posted: 11/19/2008 10:09:19 PM EDT
The sun goes down. I made a run up to my campsite Monday morning, had the time and the weather was great. I left around 9am and after picking up wood, food, and of course, beer, I got to the location around 10:30am. Sun was out, got everything set up, did some shooting, and sat by the fire enjoying the great outdoors. Excuse the camera phone pics, my digicam decided to bite the bullet the night before I left.

Lunch

The good life

Tent Defense System


View off the back side of the hill


By about 3:30, the sun was already down behind most of the mountains, and the face I was on started to get chilly. I was in long underwear, wool socks, two fleece jackets, and a softshell (Its an improved ECWCS system, but the first fleece is technically an R1 level.) Had gloves and watch cap/beanie. Keep in mind, its 4500 feet.

Had to keep adding more and more logs to the fire by 5pm to keep warm. By 5:30 the fire wasn't cutting it, even when burning at almost 2 feet. I decided to turn in. Fell asleep immediately. I woke up, shaking pretty vigorously. Throwing on a few layers I checked my watch, and saw that it was only 6:40pm - and 22F. Sleeping bag is rated to 20F - and I knew beforehand that it was a crock of shit. Sleeping pad is rated to 15F. The inside of my tent was covered with frost from condensation. Unzipping it, I found dew frozen over the entire rain fly.

After a few unsuccessful attempts at getting warm, I called it, threw all my crap in the back of the jeep, and drove off the mountain. The ironic thing is, I had a fleece bag liner, extra sleeping bag, and thermarest sleeping pad show up at my doorstep the next day.

Oh well, it happens. Be safe out there, without any cloud layer, the temps can sneak up on you. I have no real way to gauge what the weather will do up there, its 2200 feet above snoqualmie pass. The digi signs at the pass read 38F.

I wish!

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:13:15 PM EDT
You need a lady friend to help with the R values...
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:13:48 PM EDT
Or a dog.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:14:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MACE_Hardware:
You need a lady friend to help with the R values...


If you know of any women who would drive to 4500 feet in the cascades mid-November, suffer through 20F nights, and deal with eating nothing but chili and bacon for 24 hours, by all means, let me know
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:15:39 PM EDT
You know some of us were at the January LCR were is snowed, was frozen, and we didn’t even have a fire! And we stayed for the night. weekend.

FAIL!  
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:17:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jasonfin1128:
You know some of us were at the January LCR were is snowed, was frozen, and we didn’t even have a fire! And we stayed for the night. weekend.

FAIL!  


And were either in an RV, or cuddling with each other
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:17:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dravisar:
Originally Posted By MACE_Hardware:
You need a lady friend to help with the R values...


If you know of any women who would drive to 4500 feet in the cascades mid-November, suffer through 20F nights, and deal with eating nothing but chili and bacon for 24 hours, by all means, let me know


Here ya go LOL............




Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:19:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PatchO:
Here ya go LOL............


Nice

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:20:31 PM EDT
And she is single!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:21:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PatchO:
And she is single!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




A/S/L?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:22:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 10:23:07 PM EDT by PatchO]
LOL

ASL usually= Age Sex Location

SHE is 25 she is FEMALE in Bellevue LOL and thats a shot of Makers

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:25:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dravisar:
Originally Posted By MACE_Hardware:
You need a lady friend to help with the R values...


If you know of any women who would drive to 4500 feet in the cascades mid-November, suffer through 20F nights, and deal with eating nothing but chili and bacon for 24 hours, by all means, let me know


Bugger off.  She's taken.  You can find your own though.  Hint, she won't be found in a bar and she won't look like Brittany Spears.  Try a dog show, a church picnick, any western style equestrian event.  Dirt bike races are rife with heavy competition, but the prime prizes are available there.  I got mine in engineering class.  Took her five years to realize she had been won though...
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:26:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PatchO:
LOL

ASL usually= Age Sex Location

SHE is 25 she is FEMALE in Bellevue LOL and thats a shot of Makers



Makers huh? A woman after my own heart!

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 11:12:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PatchO:
LOL

ASL usually= Age Sex Location

SHE is 25 she is FEMALE in Bellevue LOL and thats a shot of Makers




Also nice to talk to...
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:08:38 AM EDT
What size tires are those?  33's?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 9:53:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Neo1130:
What size tires are those?  33's?


Never heard 'em called tires before.  Looks like 34 B.  Maybe a C-cup.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 11:01:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 11:04:40 AM EDT by dravisar]
Originally Posted By AMESO:
Originally Posted By Neo1130:
What size tires are those?  33's?


Never heard 'em called tires before.  Looks like 34 B.  Maybe a C-cup.



LOL!

They are 33"x12.5" Interco TrXus MT - an awesome tire!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:55:45 PM EDT
pussy
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:13:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:21:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By maxdun:
pussy


Troll.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:20:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dravisar:
Originally Posted By maxdun:
pussy


Troll.



Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.....Troll Pussy!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:32:29 PM EDT
Fold down seats, sleep in Jeep, it would have been a heck of a lot warmer there then in a tent.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:11:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Fold down seats, sleep in Jeep, it would have been a heck of a lot warmer there then in a tent.

What he said!

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:17:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Matt45:
Originally Posted By dravisar:
Originally Posted By maxdun:
pussy


Troll.



Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.....Troll Pussy!


 Yes I use to troll for pussy, many times.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:54:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Woodsrider:
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Fold down seats, sleep in Jeep, it would have been a heck of a lot warmer there then in a tent.

What he said!



Been there, done that...almost did it again.

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